The watermelon slice is an incredibly beautiful and tasty salad. In this case, it is prepared very easily, the products are the simplest, you can change the internal content to your taste. The main thing is the decoration of fresh vegetables and cheese.
Here are three step-by-step recipes for the “Watermelon slice” salad with the most popular filling.
Salad “Watermelon Slice” - general principles of cooking
Layered salad, laid out on a flat dish, may be coated with mayonnaise. The main ingredient is usually boiled chicken. This may be fillets or other parts. With a smoked breast or chicken leg, you can also make a slice, you get a very interesting taste.
What else can be included in the “Watermelon slice”:
• Korean carrot.
Internal content may vary. But tomatoes and cucumbers are always stacked on top, which give not only taste, but also imitation of flesh and watermelon rinds. To make it more realistic, olives resembling black seeds are placed on tomatoes. Salad can be served immediately, but it is better to give it a little soak. It is not recommended to keep in the “Watermelon wedge” refrigerator for a long time, as fresh vegetables lose their appearance over time.
Salad “Watermelon Slice”: a step-by-step recipe with chicken
The option is very beautiful, just an unusual salad. It is very tasty, original, prepared from simple products. In the step-by-step recipe of the salad “Watermelon slice”, ordinary chicken fillet is used. If there is already a boiled product, then it can be safely used.
• 400 g chicken fillet;
• 1 large cucumber (fresh);
• 2-3 tomatoes;
• 3 boiled eggs;
• mayonnaise and spices;
• some olives;
• 140 grams of cheese.
1. Rinse the fillet, put in a saucepan, add water. It is not necessary to add many liquids, let them barely cover the chicken. We put on the stove. To improve the taste, you can add a few spices: peppercorns, lavrushka, greens or onions. After boiling the fillet, boil for 20-25 minutes, no longer needed, otherwise the white meat will become dry and tough. 2. Remove the chicken from the broth, cool it, cut it into pieces, you can make small straws or cubes, break them into fibers with your hands. We choose any convenient option, but do it finely, so the salad is better soaked and it will be more convenient to collect it, then recruit from the dish.
3. Lay the boiled chicken on a flat plate as the first layer. We make the shape of a lobule, that is, a crescent. You can pepper. From above this layer is smeared with mayonnaise, let the chicken soak until.
4. Rub large cucumbers, sprinkle with salt and set aside. Let them release juice for now. Then it will need to be removed so that the salad does not drip on the plate.
5. We clean the boiled eggs, rub on a coarse grater, lightly salt, stir and spread over the chicken fillet, continuing to form a beautiful watermelon slice. Eggs are also smeared with mayonnaise or we draw a fine net, but there is no need to add a lot of sauce. Smooth back side of a spoon.
6. We rub hard cheese with small chips. First, simply lay out an even layer, then form a small raised roller on the side of the crust, to give the salad the shape of a slice and give a white layer, which is under the green crust of a watermelon.
7. Cut the tomatoes into slices first. We remove all seeds and liquid, in this salad only meaty parts will be used. Cut them together with the skin in small pieces, lay out the watermelon flesh, continuing to form a lobule.
8. Squeeze the cucumbers, on the other side of the cheese roll, put the watermelon crust. Lightly press with your hands so that the chips are not very noticeable.
9. Olives are needed for decoration. Cut lengthwise into four or six pieces to create a semblance of seeds. Spread on the red flesh of the watermelon, made from sliced tomatoes.
10. Give the lobule soak for 30-40 minutes. Vegetable salad is undesirable to keep for a long time, since the upper part of cucumbers and tomatoes will lose an attractive appearance.
Salad “Watermelon Slice”: a step-by-step recipe with fried mushrooms
This option can also be cooked with pickled mushrooms, as you prefer. In any case, very tasty. In this step-by-step recipe for the salad “Watermelon slice” we use simple champignons.
• 200 g of champignons;
• 1 onion;
• 150 g boiled chicken;
• 2 tomatoes;
• 150 grams of durum cheese;
• 1 cucumber;
• 5-7 sprigs of dill;
• 180-200 g of mayonnaise;
• spice oil, olives for decoration.
1. Pour a couple of spoons of oil on the pan, you do not need to add much, so that the salad does not turn out to be greasy. Also, do not use butter, it is better to take a vegetable olive or sunflower.
2. Rinse the mushrooms, dried and cut into small pieces. Put in the heated oil, cook until the excess moisture is removed from the mushrooms.
3. Cut the onion into small and thin cubes, pour in the mushrooms and bring to full readiness. At the end season with spices.
4. Transfer the filling from the pan to the bowl, let it cool.
5. Chop finely or grate the cucumber, season with salt. Leave to release excess fluid.
6. Boiled chicken fillet cut into small pieces. It can be laid out in a separate layer, but it turns out better when mixed with fried mushrooms. Therefore, we combine them, we add at once a little mayonnaise, so that everything is well soaked and stirred.
7. We spread the mushroom salad with chicken on a flat dish or on a plate, forming a watermelon slice.
8. Rub cheese, sprinkle the first layer and also lightly grease with mayonnaise. From the remnants lay out a neat roller along the crust, that is, along the thickened edge of the watermelon slice.
9. Cut the tomatoes, remove all unnecessary, use only the crusts with the skin. Cut them into neat cubes, spread on one side of the cheese, smooth the layer with hands, form a neat edge of the watermelon flesh.
10. Squeeze the cucumber, put in a bowl. Chop the dill finely and add to it. You can use parsley for salad, it also turns out delicious. We stir, then we stack on the other side of the watermelon lobule, depicting a green crust. 11. Decorate a slice of watermelon with seeds cut from olives. Put the watermelon slice with mushrooms in the fridge, let the salad soak a little.
Salad “Watermelon Slice”: a step by step recipe with Korean carrots
One of the most fragrant salad options. You can cook it with a spicy taste, but it's an amateur. In the step-by-step recipe of the watermelon salad salad, the weight of the finished Korean carrot is given, which you can buy or make yourself at home.
• 380 g chicken fillet;
• 220 g Korean carrot;
• 1-2 tomatoes;
• 3 eggs;
• big cucumber;
• 180 g of mayonnaise;
• 120 grams of cheese;
• 4-5 olives.
1. Chicken fillet lay in a saucepan. If there is not much time for boiling, you can pre-cut into several pieces. Boil about full readiness, cool well.
2. Chicken eggs also lay in a saucepan, boil until cooked hard-boiled. Pour with cold water, cool, cut into small cubes or grate.
3. Grate large cucumber, season with salt, leave to let the juice for fifteen minutes.
4. Squeeze Korean carrot from excess marinade. Put on the board, cut into pieces so that the strips are not too long. Crumble approximately centimeter. If this is not done, when putting the salad on a plate, the layers will reach for a long straw, the appearance of the salad will suffer. And it will be inconvenient.
5. Immediately prepare the tomatoes. Cut the pulp into cubes, removing the seeds with liquid.
6. Cheese, too, you can immediately grate, so that no matter what is distracted when assembling the watermelon slices.
7. Chop chilled chicken fillet in small pieces or just tear, disassemble the fibers.
8. Take a large plate, put a layer of chicken fillet on it in a crescent.
9. Season to taste with pepper, smear with mayonnaise, carefully stretch the sauce with a spoon, mash the fillet pieces to make a slice evenly.
10. On top of the greased fillet, carefully lay a layer of prepared Korean carrots. Fans of spicy dishes can supplement it with red pepper. This does not need to lubricate anything. 11. Now we put boiled eggs rubbed or cut into small cubes. They should immediately be pressed to the carrot layer, only after that smeared with mayonnaise. Otherwise, the pieces will reach for a spoon.
12. We put the roller of cheese along the outside of the watermelon lobule, sprinkle the egg layer with the remnants, but just a little.
13. Put the watermelon flesh of prepared fresh tomatoes.
14. Make a green crust on a slice of pressed cucumber chips, you can add a little parsley or dill to it.
15. Decorate the salad with chopped olives, imitating the seeds and you're done!
Salad “Watermelon Slice” - useful tips and tricks
• The watermelon slice is the salad that can be made low-calorie and healthy. To do this, instead of mayonnaise, just add sour cream. For taste, you can season it with mustard and spices.
• Instead of olives, you can use black grapes to imitate watermelon seeds. By the way, sometimes prepare a slice with green grapes, which is spread instead of cucumber.
• To thinly and evenly lubricate the layers with mayonnaise, you can make a mesh. For this package is punctured, the sauce is squeezed out by a thin stream.
• To the bottom layer of chicken fillet is well soaked, the bird can be mixed with mayonnaise and spices in a bowl, then spread on a dish.